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iCAN Skills Program Offered in Hilo

February 25, 2015, 4:28 PM HST
* Updated February 25, 4:30 PM
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Over 70 Big Island residents have already earned a National Career Readiness Certificate while taking part in the free fast-track, self-paced program called iCAN. The program is designed to help individuals preparing for a new career or degree fine tune and improve their reading, writing, math, computer, and other successful work related skills.

Anyone over the age of 18 can take part in the program, and a high school diploma is not required.

“Doing the iCAN Program helped build my self-esteem to have the confidence I needed to go out into the workforce.” said iCAN trainee Storm Smith.  “The teachers are great and encouraged me every step of the way. Thank you iCAN!”

Enrollment is ongoing and classes are continuously held in Hilo.

Those interested in enrolling should contact Carolina Sborja, iCAN Program Coordinator, at (808) 934-2700.


Hawai’i Community College and the State of Hawai’i Workforce Development Division collaborate to make the iCAN program possible, along with funding under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants from the United States Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

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